How To Host ASP.NET Core Application on IIS Server

Prerequisites

  • Installed DotNetCore.1.0.4_1.1.1-WindowsHosting.exe
  • Installed dotnet-dev-win-x64.1.0.0-preview2-1-003177.exe (for 64-bit system) or dotnet-dev-win-x86.1.0.0-preview2-1-003177.exe (for 32-bit system).
  • Turn Windows Features On

    1. Open Control Panel.
    2. Click on "Programs and features".
    3. Click on "Turn On or Off Windows Features".
    4. Check if the below-highlighted folders are checked. If not, make them checked and apply changes.

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  • Create an Empty Folder

    1. Open C drive.
    2. Open the inetpub folder.
    3. Open the wwwroot folder.
    4. Create an empty folder in it with the folder name respective to your solution name.
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STEP 1

  • Open Visual Studio in Administrator mode.
  • Right-click on Visual Studio and you will see an option of "Run as administrator". Just click on it.

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  • Open your ASP.NET Core solution.

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  • Right-click your WebApp project.
  • You will see an option to "Publish". Click on it.

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  • This pop-up window will appear.

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  • Select a Custom Profile.

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  • Create a Publish profile giving the profile name according to your application.

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  • Click "Next".
  • Change Publish method to "File System".
  • Change Target location to the empty folder path you created.

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  • Click "Next".
  • Change the Target Runtime based on the Operating System you want to host the app upon.

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  • Click "Next".
  • Check the preview and publish.

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  • It will start publishing and you will get a message.

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STEP 2

  • Open IIS Manager.
  • You will find a default website there.
  • Refresh it and you will see the Project_Name folder.

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  • Right-click the Project_Name folder.
  • You will see an option of "Convert to Application".

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  • Again, right-click on Project_Name folder and hover over "Manage Application".

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  • Click on "Browse" and your application gets hosted with localhost/Project_Name.
  • To access the website on other system's browser, you need to run it with IPAddress/Project_Name. (Example: http://10.17.1.191/Sample)

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